Level 5: SCC

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Description This chapter describes dermoscopy criteria of squamous cell carinoma
Author(s) Ralph P. Braun · Aimilios Lallas · Ashfaq A. Marghoob
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Status update September 10, 2018
Status by Ralph P. Braun


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Level 5: SCC: Features associated with SCC:

See chapter on SCC for definitions.

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  • Scale (rough texture) is present in almost all lesions
  • Glomerular (coiled) vessels
    • Focally distributed towards the periphery
    • Diffusely present throughout lesion
    • Aligned linearly within lesion
  • White circles
  • Brown circles
  • Rosettes (seen with polarized light)
  • Brown dots aligned in a linear fashion
  • Strawberry pattern seen in actinic keratosis (AK)
  • Hairpin (looped) vessels with a white halo can be seen in keratoacanthomas (KA). In KA these looped-vessels tend to be aligned at the periphery.
  • Polymorphous vascular pattern composed of dotted, short linear and long linear irregular (serpentine) vessels.